Friday, March 13, 2015

Free Photos For Off the Wall Friday

With the Curves2  safely under my sewing machine's foot, my mind has begun to wonder on what's the  next. big project.

 I'm always on the look out for free inspiration. . . isn't everyone?  Free is good. . . . Inspiration is even better.

On that topic I thought I would share  some of my favorite sites that have a ton of free photos to inspire any creative creature!

1.  Freeimages  Over 350,000 images that can be used for creative purposes as inspiration or digitally.  Certain images might  contain the request to contact  the photographer if you're going to use the image or to give proper attribution

2.  Freefoto   Has over 100,000 photos to that can be used for blogging purposes (following the required attribution rules).  Most photos have small watermarks. There is a creative commons for images that an be used in artistic derivative work.

3. Pixabay Over 300,000 images that are in public domain that you can use any way you want without any kind of proper attribution.

4. Stockphotosforfree About a 100,000 images that  are still shots taken from video imagery.  Their royalty free licencing agreement lets the downloader use the images in virtually any creative way possible.

5.  Everystockphoto - This site has license specific photos - so you  need to check what you can and can not do with the photo - Most are free to use under specific conditions.

Of course, there are many more - so sometimes I like to use PhotoPin which searches several creative commons at once.  Also like I've shared before Flikr has a great creative commons.

So What Have You Been Up to Creatively?


  1. I don't know any of these sites, so this is a great resource for me: I love browsing for ideas. Thanks!

  2. It is nice to see a source for photos that don't infringe on copyrights. Too many assume that because something is out there, it is ok to use it without permission.

  3. thanks for sharing the photo sources. I often find myself looking for photo inspiration to help capture shapes and angles and it's nice to know some good sources. Good luck on the quilting!

  4. Thanks for all the links. They're now in my bookmark file. It's not as if I didn't have hundreds of my own and my husband's but more is always better.

  5. Thanks for all the links! Another good one is


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